A lot going on at Beecraigs Country Park

With the warm weather looking like it is here to stay get out and enjoy on of the biggest and best attractions Linlithgow has to offer
With the warm weather looking like it is here to stay get out and enjoy on of the biggest and best attractions Linlithgow has to offer

There are plenty more improvements being made to Beecraigs Country Park to make the massive area an even better day out for its half a million visitors.

In addition to the woodland area being reconstructed and the path network being upgraded, 3.6km of purple waymarked trail has been created.

This is an unsurfaced trail that will take residents and visitors into the “wilder” parts of Beecraigs Country Park.

Roughly 40 finger posts have been installed around the park to help users navigate and not get lost. Also map boards and notice boards having been installed in all of the car parks.

For those who prefer travelling by bike through mountain terrain a hard working team of volunteers have created a fantastic bike trail.

Having put in over 4000 hours of their free time, the volunteers have managed to create a 3.6km bike trail and have a 4km one under construction.

The new mountain bike skills area adjacent to the Loch side car park, was funded by SportScotland’s Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund and the Landtrust.

This site will provide coaching facilities for outdoor education providers and cycling clubs as well as being available for the general public to hone their skills on.

Beecraigs has something for everyone to enjoy from the animal attractions to park activities. Strolling along the paths you have the chance to see Red Deer, Highland cattle and Sheep or pop in to the visitors centre which has plenty on offer from a farm shop to gifts, vouchers and refreshments.

The loch at Beecraigs is also popular for fly-fishing and is stocked with Rainbow Trout.

For more information about the facilities and activities visit: www.westlothian.gov.uk/beecraigs.